Speaker Bios: CCIH 2021 Session 1

April 27, 2021


Session 1:
Unity In Global Health
May 11, 2021 from 8 – 11am ET

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Speaker Bios

Margaret Schuler is Senior Vice President of International Programs for World Vision US. She was previously Regional Vice President of World Vision in East Africa. She has worked in the field of relief and development for 25 years with organizations such as IRC, CARE, and Save the Children. Margaret has focused her work on improving the lives of most vulnerable women and children around the world in both emergency and development contexts. She began her career in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania.
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko brings two decades of leadership and mission experience to his role as the first African leader of SIM, a large missions organisation serving in 80 countries. He is also a family physician with years of experience in surgery and holds a Masters in Leadership and Management. During his 25 years with SIM, he has served as chief medical officer and later director of Galmi Hospital, Niger, West Africa, and as SIM’s Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa. Since 2013, he has served as the International Director of SIM.
Dr. Samuel Mwenda is the General Secretary for the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). Dr. Mwenda was selected by the CCIH Board of Directors to receive the 2016 CCIH International Health Champion Award. He has used his skills and passion to build the capacity of emerging health leaders and to advocate for the significant role of FBOs in delivering quality health services to the most vulnerable populations in Africa. As a result of his leadership of the Kenya Faith-Based Health Services Consortium, FBO health providers and the Government of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to guide a public-private-partnership.
Dr. Dennis Cherian is the Associate Vice President and Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition at Corus International. He has extensive experience designing and implementing a range of innovative public health interventions to include child survival, tuberculosis and HIV, neglected tropical disease, health systems strengthening, community health, and digital technologies for health in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to his current position he worked in health and program development with Jhpiego, World Vision and the New York State Department of Health, Division of Tuberculosis.
Dr. Sally Smith is a consultant at the World Health Organization and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Leeds. She is also a Coordinator for the Anglican Health and Community Network. Her 30-year career in global health, development, religion, community engagement and HIV began in Nepal, working for 16 years in community health, development, HIV and SRHR. After that, she worked for 14 years at UNAIDS, and was Senior Adviser for community engagement on HIV with a focus on faith-based organizations (FBO’s). In 2018 she gained a Doctorate in Practical Theology from Glasgow University.
Dr. Jonathan Quick is Managing Director for Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation and adjunct Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute. He’s a long-time global health leader and the author of “The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It.” He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Management Sciences for Health and as Director of Essential Medicines at the World Health Organization. Dr. Quick has worked to improve the health of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Dr. Milton Amayun was the President of International Care Ministries Foundation in the Philippines from 2015 through 2020. Prior to that, he was Senior Health Advisor for USAID Philippines, and Family Health Team Leader for USAID Benin. He also served on the CCIH Board of Directors and was Board President for several years. He is currently Health and Nutrition Cluster Lead, Zero Extreme Poverty (ZEP) Philippines, a coalition of more than 120 civil society organizations committed to eliminating extreme poverty in the Philippines by 2030. He is a Lecturer at the National University of Singapore and De La Salle University Manila.
Ruth Kayima is Health and Gender Coordinator for East Africa for World Renew and provides technical support for teams and partners in the design and implementation of community-based programs. She holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Public Health from The Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She is a co-chair of the CCIH Community-based Prevention and Care Working Group.
Doug Fountain serves as CCIH Executive Director. Previously, he was Vice President for Strategy and Impact for Medical Teams International (MTI). Before coming to MTI, he worked for Uganda Christian University, where he began in 2004 as the head of the Department of Health Sciences and later served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations. He helped establish the Christian Journal for Global Health, and has been a member of CCIH since 2006, serving on the Board for four years. He holds an MPA from the University of North Carolina and a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Oregon.

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